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315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
+1 607-767-6191
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 03:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 07:00
Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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New York
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Turtle Leaf Cafe is a good lunch option located a short distance from I-86 in Elmira. The menu offers healthy lunch options and our party of three chose a chef salad, fruity green salad, beef and mushroom panini and vegan chili. The salads and chili were very good but the panini was a bit disappointing as it was very dry.... More 

Thank gjdCairo
Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stopped in for a lunch break and was very happy with the meal. Had A very good panini and companion had good salad. Try the Turtle Latte it is very tasty. Was very busy at lunchtime which is a good sign. Service was quick and efficient though and I would certainly go back again.

Thank Mike R
Elmira, New York, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Owner Adam Bunce is a great young man. A real credit to Elmira. The food is always made from fresh ingredients and is of higher quality than what you find in other area food stops.

Thank David G
Rodney, Canada
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296 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stopped by for lunch and food was fresh, tasty and great portion size. This is a unique little restaurant BUT we caught the lunch rush and the noise level was incredibly echoing due to the layout of the restaurant. But food was well worth the visit

Thank TheBugGuy
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134 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We loved this place! I wish it was closer to where I live because I would go there all the time! We were traveling to the Finger Lakes for the weekend and my fiance found this on Groupon. We stopped for lunch and the food was awesome. The service was great as well. We will be stopping again!

Thank augirl41184
Stockholm, Sweden
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132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

After having done the trolley tour and the local museum, we were suggested to go here for a light lunch. The food was good and inexpensive and service was good. If you do the trolley tour you get a discount.

Thank Olle W
Everett, Washington
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236 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had great anticipation after reading the reviews, but when we visited for lunch we found it was nothing special. Small portions, mediocre service although only a few other customers, a cashier who couldn't make correct change, prices higher than expected, etc. Then we noticed that many of the enthusiastic reviews were from local people. Hmmm.

Thank 828TJA
Washington DC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Most amazing place! Outstanding staff! Fresh & fabulous food. The staff went out of their way to help my mother and I. I can't wait to come back!

Thank MisPris162
Elmira, New York
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a great place for healthy, tasty meals. It is very small, however, so the lunch crowds tend to overwhelm the staff. The staff is very warm and welcoming. Go early or late or order online for pickup. It is definitely worth it!

Thank Nancy E
Adam B, Owner at Turtle Leaf Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nancy for taking time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you the next time that you stop in! More 

New York City, New York
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

What a find! Thank you TripAdvisor! Stopped for breakfast while driving thru the area and so glad we did. The most delicious food and the nicest people. Awesome bottomless coffee, too. Will make this a stop whenever we can. Just 2 minutes off highway. I met the owner, Adam Bunce, and thanked his for the best breakfast we had during... More 

Thank MarcNewYork37

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-767-6191
Turtle Leaf Cafe supports efforts to maintain a green environment and preserve our world for the future. Organic and local produce are purchased whenever possible. We believe that food should not only taste good, but be good for you. Providing healthy choices to maintain optimal health for our cutsomers is our priority. Enjoy!

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